Engineering exhaust to reduce motor vehicle emissions is not new. Several years ago there was the discovery of the use of zeolite and plasma to reduce emissions. However, the findings do not get much response because of the costs for engineering and maintaining its function.
Now, there is another innovation that is more effective and efficient than the use of zeolite, namely plasmulator. The principle of this new innovation is quite simple because only based on the use of positively charged electrode and negative to attract other substances which charged different. In short, such as the ability of a magnet to attract metal.
Plasmulator is made from simple ingredients, namely the former beverage cans, small propeller made of metal, and the armature DC 12 V. Used beverage cans precisely cut one then the other side of the plasma and the armature inserted in it. Plasma itself contains a cable with wrapping that has been peeled rubber and metal-based electrodes, associated with the outer side of tin cans with screw.
How do I plasmulator reduce emissions? Gas flow out of the vehicle will move the propeller. The energy of motion in the propeller will be converted into electrical energy so that the electrode has a particular load. Specific charge on the electrode is what will make the vehicle emission compounds are attracted to the plasma so that can not be released to the atmosphere.
Students who become innovators mention that the benefits of this tool is the cheap production costs that can be sold at affordable prices. With affordable prices, they assume that many people who would buy and use it so that motor vehicle emission reduction programs can run.
Compared exhaust modifications with the addition of zeolite, which is called ionization method is more efficient. Communities do not need to add zeolite every period as in the previous invention, but enough to buy one tool is only for forever, live maintenance must be done quickly, so do not wear out.
Problem effectiveness of this tool, the inovatornya have tested what they make it in BLH DIY through emissions testing. From the results, approximately 25.76 percent of CO2 levels, 63.64 percent of nitrogen oxide, and 24.35 percent less carbon monoxide levels. Well, if you want to use it, the innovators say that every person can make yourself for a very simple principle, or just wait until this kind of products marketed.
Innovation high school students an example of Yogyakarta has become the first winner in the National Young Inventor Awards held Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and announced on Thursday (21/10/2010). Congratulations to team members, Ikhsan Brilianto, Andreas DIGA, and Ahmed Reza.